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Thursday 1-05-23 Bill Meyer Show Guest Information
6:35 Chris Chmielenski, VP at Numbers USA www.NumbersUSA.org
In one of its first legislative acts, the new House is expected to introduce a bill called the ‘‘Border Safety and Security Act of 2023.’’ The bill is not Title 42, but it would have the same effect and disconnect it from Covid, which Title 42 is based on.
H.R. __ – Border Safety and Security Act
This bill addresses our crisis at the southern border by empowering the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to turn away illegal migrants at the border if the Secretary of DHS does not have operational control.
NumbersUSA favors stronger immigration laws, legislation in support of E-Verify, as well as ending policies like chain migration and the visa lottery. They oppose all efforts to help and/or expand illegal immigration. NumbersUSA grades members of Congress on immigration legislation.
7:35 Nicole Neily, president of Parents Defencing Education www.defendingEd.org
This week, Parents Defending Education (PDE) filed a federal civil rights complaint with the U.S. Department of Education against Ashland School District in Ashland, Oregon for discrimination on the basis of race, color or national origin in programs or activities that receive Federal financial assistance in violation of both Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
In the complaint (linked below) is supporting evidence in the form of lists of affinity groups at Ashland High School (Exhibit A), Ashland Middle School (Exhibit B), and a job posting for an “Elementary Student Affinity Group Advisor” (Exhibit C), which is posted online at ZipRecruiter and denotes a placement at Bellview Elementary School (Exhibit D).
This exhibit reveals that Ashland School District’s affinity group programming are only open to students of specific ethnicities, and the program descriptions do not make participation in these affinity groups open to all.
COMPLAINT IS HERE:
8:10 Dr. Carole Lieberman, M.D., Board Certified Psychiatrist
A great talk about the accused Idaho murderer case and compulsive liar GOP congressman-elect George Santos. Some thoughts from the Dr:
It is clear that George Santos is a pathological liar. The only thing that isn’t clear is how he got away with his compulsive lying for so long. But his luck has finally run out and now everyone knows he’s in big trouble.
Compulsive or pathological lying comes from having low self-esteem and deep insecurities in childhood, sometimes after suffering abuse or neglect. The child believes that he isn’t enough – not smart enough, rich enough, good looking enough, or is of the wrong race or religion to be one of the popular kids, the in-crowd. He keeps trying to find some way of getting the love and attention he craves.
So, he starts with little lies at first, and when he gets away with them, he goes for bigger lies – all the while expecting people to find out and call his bluff. When they don’t, the liar can end up getting elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.
Santos has lied about his demographics, like his sexuality, race and religion – even going so far as to claim his ancestors fled from the holocaust. He’s lied about despicable things like claiming his mother died on 9/11. He’s lied about his schooling, his finances, and more. Many of these lies were about things that could easily have been discovered – as is finally happening now.
Santos has lied about too many things to keep track of, and he won’t be able to stop, unless he gets intensive psychotherapy and perhaps medication, as well. Otherwise, he needs to resign because neither his Congressional colleagues nor his constituents will be able to trust him.
Wednesday 1-04-23 Bill Meyer Show Guest Information
6:35 Eric Peters, Automotive Journalist with www.EpAutos.com and another great Wheels Up Wednesday show including talk from these articles:
No Trucks For You – https://www.ericpetersautos.com/2023/01/02/no-trucks-for-you/
You Get What THEY Paid For – https://www.ericpetersautos.com/2023/01/04/you-get-what-they-paid-for/
Jeep Grand Cherokee TRAILHAWK review – https://www.ericpetersautos.com/2023/01/02/2023-jeep-grand-cherokee-trailhawk-4xe/
7:35 Kevin Starrett at www.OregonFirearms.org Oregon Firearms Federation – Good news about measure 114 from the Harney County Judge.
8:10 Is “Woke” coming to 4-H from the state University System? I discuss this with Jackson County Commissioner Colleen Roberts.
8:45 Jen McGowan from Josephine County, continues HER experience with a “Woke” County Extension/4-H issue and what they did about it.
HEART-CENTERED STORY I mentioned this morning:
About that quote Herman mentioned this morning?
Alexander Fraser Tytler > Quotes > Quotable Quote
“A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy followed by a dictatorship. The average age of the world’s greatest civilizations has been 200 years.”
Tuesday 1-03-23 Bill Meyer Show Guest Information
6:35 Geologist Gregory Wrightstone of the CO2 Coalition, www.CO2Coalition.org and author of “Inconvenient Facts” www.InconvenientFacts.xyz and today Greg and I dig into the recent “wild” weather. What role if any are humans playing in this?
7:10 Mr. Outdoors, Greg Roberts from www.RogueWeather.com with today’s Outdoor Report
7:35 Josephine County Commissioner Herman Baertschiger talks politics and why he thinks Cap and Trade will be a “thing” in this next legislative session.
New Year’s Resolutions–For 2023
By Dennis Powers
New Year’s resolutions are about self-improvement: Promises to start doing something good or not something bad–starting on New Year’s Day. It can be to improve yourself physically, whether losing weight, drinking less booze, quitting smoking, or exercising more. Thinking positive, enjoying life more, or reducing stress by changing jobs are also examples.
Sounds good–for a typical year–but what about the past years that we have endured with the COVID-19 pandemic: millions of jobs were lost; social isolation and self-quarantining became a mantra; inner cities erupted into violence; hospitals cut back on “normal” surgeries with difficulties in seeing your doctor in person, not to mention vitriolic elections that took place.
The American Medical Association stated what doctors should tell their patients: “Make time for self-care (everyone needs to do better); set smart goals (specific, measurable, achievable); focus on what you can control (i.e., to mask or not); find ways to remain connected; make small changes (slow and steady wins the race); celebrate your wins (no matter how small)”; and ended with “This year is harder for everybody in so many different ways…”
Yes, New Year’s resolutions are about hopefulness. And it’s been that way since recorded times. The celebration of a new year is the oldest of holidays and dates back to ancient Babylon some 4000 years ago. Around 2000 BC, Babylonians celebrated the beginning of their new year on what is now March 23rd, as this was when spring began and crops planted. Their celebration lasted for 11 days, as Babylonians made promises to their gods to return borrowed objects and to pay back debts.
The Romans continued observing the New Year on March 25th, but later emperors changed the calendar so many times that it became out of sync with the sun. To set the calendar right, the Roman senate in 153 BC declared January 1rst to be the beginning of the New Year. It named the first month after their mythical king of early Rome, Janus, the god of beginnings and guardian of entrances. Always shown with two faces on his head–one at the front and the other at the back–Janus could look backwards and forwards at the same time. At midnight on December 31rst, the Romans imagined Janus looking back at the old year and forward to the new.
In Medieval days, knights took a “peacock vow” at the end of the Christmas season each year to re-affirm their commitment to chivalry; they placed their hands on a peacock and vowed to always live up to this pledge. Over centuries, the practice of resolutions and commitment on this eve continued, and it’s interesting to see what has happened in more modern times. At the end of the Great Depression, about 1/4th of adults formed New Year’s resolutions. By now, some 2/3rds did.
Their nature has also changed to reflect the times. At the end of the 19th century, a typical teenage girl’s resolution was on “good approaches”: She resolved to be less self-centered, more helpful, a more diligent worker, and improve her character. By the end of the 20th century, the typical teenage girl was focused on good looks: to improve her body, hairstyle, makeup, and only wear “faddish” clothing. This can also depend on your age-group (Senior Citizens or Generation X), country, or job (blue-collar or white-collar).
Generally, the top resolutions are (including changing your job):
Eat healthier or change diet.
Spend more time with family and friends.
Be more aware and take care of mental health.
Sort out finances and cut back spending.
Take up a new hobby, sport or other interest.
As to success rates, a study of 3,000 people indicated that 88% of those who set New Year resolutions fail, despite the fact that 52% were confident of success at the beginning. Men achieved their goal 22% more often when setting small quantitative goals (i.e., losing one pound a week, instead of promising “to lose weight”), while women succeeded 10% more when they made their goals public with support from friends.
Setting a specific goal can be a winner. Monitoring progress, not being too ambitious, recording what you do, and giving time for success are important. Overcoming bad habits, such as drinking too much alcohol, smoking, or overeating, can be tough ones to beat because they’re so easy to return to when stressed out–especially during the New Year. And this can start with your celebrations.
Different resolutions in the Top 6 that resonate are (see Parade.com for 2023): Focus on a Passion, Not the Way You Look; Work out to feel good, not being Thinner; Stop Gossiping; Give one Complement a Day; Go a Whole Day without Checking your Email; Do Random Acts of Kindness—along with Clear out the Clutter; Travel on a Small Budget; Drink more Water; and on. Interesting!
So let’s start talking about what our New Year’s resolution will–or perhaps won’t be–and celebrate the 2023 New Year. Hopefully it will better than last year’s.
Sources: “Wikipedia: New Year’s Resolution,” at New Year’s Resolutions; Dove, Laurie L., “Why do people make New Year’s resolutions?”; “How Stuff Works?” (Updated: Dec 20, 2022) at Why Make Them?; American Medical Association, “What doctors wish patients knew about effective New Year’s Resolutions,” December 10, 2020 at AMA Listing; Megan Grant, “Let’s Kick off the New Year Right—Here Are 55 New Year’s Resolution Ideas for 2023,” Parade.com at Good Ideas for 2023; Google the topic “Most Common New Year’s Resolutions.”